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Nature Specialist Private Tours

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 8881 5580
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: I am an artist and a self employed, free lance, certified nature guide with 15 years of experience working in Costa Rica base in Manuel Antonio. I am... more » Owner description: I am an artist and a self employed, free lance, certified nature guide with 15 years of experience working in Costa Rica base in Manuel Antonio. I am passionate about painting, birding, conservation and sharing Costa Rica's rich wild life and habitats with others. I am pleased to offer you a warm welcome to a country of peace and friendship. « less
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Hempstead, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Roy is one of many knowledgeable, skilled, friendly, and well-worth-the-price tour-guides who will give you a great Park experience. It costs more but you get more than you think, besides round-trip transport, because you don't know the Park or the wildlife, or where to look, and do you have a VERY expensive telescope? The tour-guide do. Roy assisted to take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We took a morning national park walk with Roy yesterday. It was a great experience. Manuel Antonio National Park is beautiful especially the part when you walk for 2 hrs and see a nice blue water. Roy is very knowledgeable and resourceful. Ask him anything about flaura n fauna, he can explain you and show you videos/pics. I would recommend... More

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Miami, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
12 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Roy unfortunately could not make our trip but he sent a guide named Bernie in his place. I was a little worried at first but Bernie was a wonderful guide, he was knowledgeable, professional, just a nice guy. I must say that it has been my experience that Costa Rican nature guides are truly passionate about what they do and... More

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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have just spent 2 weeks birding in Costa Rica with Johan Fernandez. Johan is in his thirties and has plenty of energy to keep up the pace so that we could see the maximum number of species on a 2 week trip. He has been leading birding tours for 11 years and is second to none in identifying different... More

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had a chaotic morning the day we were supposed to meet Roy and he patiently waited for us and was very laid back. He was patient and great with our kids, ages 7 and 10 and was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our time with him and would highly recommend him.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Roy is an expert and his gentle, kind and informative approach made our park experience very memorable. Our family (all ages) enjoyed the way that Roy unpacked all that the park had to offer including so much of the background to all of the things we saw and experienced. He is a professional who takes his role in being a... More

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Bridgewater, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Roy was one of many Costa Rica guides I contacted by email before we left the USA for a 3 week visit this summer. He was very kind to get back in touch and help us arrange to have Johan F as our guide for Carara in Costa Rica July 13, 2014 - a day with nearly 110 bird species... More

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California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Manuel Antonio National Park was amazing! Without Roy though, we would of missed a lot. He gave us lots of great info on everything we saw…or should I say he spotted. He picked us up and at the end of the tour, we went to a great restaurant for fruit and fresh juice and ended up eating lunch there too.... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My family is so fortunate to have experienced Manuel Antonio Park with Roy last week. His vast knowledge of wildlife, nature, and ecology, coupled with his quiet, patient demeanor enabled us to see, understand and appreciate all that Manuel Antonio had to offer. In addition to his extensive knowledge base, he went the extra distance by offering photos and videos... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Roy is a person with patient and knowledge. Great spirit and lovely way of sharing the nature with his group. We all enjoyed meeting him as a professional and a person.

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